NetApp HCI powers the hybrid cloud to enable industrial automation for Fraunhofer.
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Amps up Industrial Automation with NetApp HCI

For Fraunhofer, which helped pioneer such cutting-edge technologies as MP3 and pattern-recognizing machines that digitally restore shredded documents, the future of manufacturing lies in industrial automation.

The automation industry has put a focus on predictability. Industry 4.0 connects the traditional automation industry with the IT industry.

In order to store and process these massive datasets, customers need to combine industrial automation processes with the expertise around data storage and processing provided by NetApp HCI to streamline manufacturing.

NetApp as a partner supports us with those competencies we do not have in-house.

Dr. Thomas Kuhn Head of the Superordinate Embedded Systems Division, Fraunhofer

With the hybrid cloud technology from NetApp, technology is in place to ensure that if an IT system crashes, production doesn’t stop.


Seamlessly brings together different business workflows and digitally links the manufacturing process to incoming orders.

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